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first_imgIt is hard to believe that such stunning special effects (pictured) are entirely created from make-up. What makes it even more incredible is that it is all done by one of our very own.  Whether it’s a fantasy or theatrical make-up, Caroline Dennis has the talent to elevate her craft of make-up design to a form of high art. But a skill that refined doesn’t come without training and a lot of skill.For someone who has only been in such a school for only four months, the Liberian-born make-up artist first made an impression of her work when she posted her first work on her Facebook page, getting over a hundred likes and comments expressing how talented people think she is based on a make-up job she did on a model.Born on July 7, 1987 in Monrovia, Caroline Dennis is a student at the Scandinavian International Make-up School in Bankok, Thailand. Still in her mid 20’s, her creations are not just impeccable and vibrant, but bursting with inspiration as well, making you wish you too could be a make-up artist.For Caroline, make-up was always something that intrigued her while growing up as a child, leaving her with no other options but dreams of becoming a make up artist some day. “I’ve always been drawn to colors and beauty, and it amazes me how make-up can transform a person from one look to the other.”In as much as Caroline is not a full time make-up artist, her work stands out for a beginner; but that doesn’t give the young creative artist a big ego. Rather it encourages her to do better.  “I’m even going into special effects and learning about everything from fantasy make-up, photography make-up, drag queen make up, photography black and white make-up, T.V and film bridal make-up, creative make-up, theater make-up, and fashion make-up”.But not all that glitters is gold.  Being in a school where you’re the only person of African descent is a huge challenge for Caroline. In addition to the stigmas associated with being Black, she’s also battling the challenge of learning how to do make up on her fellow black skin tone; as she’s only being taught how to do make up for models with fair skin. “I m the only black in the school so is hard for me to work on black skin tone. So I try my best to practice at home, doing my own make-up. At times I will practice on my friend”.Adding, “The difference is ‘white’ skin tone but I use the same basic on dark skin tone. Like matching the right foundation, know the skin type, type of eyes, shape of eyebrow, face shapes and contouring.  They are just white but I use the same technique to do a dark skin”.Beyond every successful person is a dream bigger than him/herself. For Caroline, her dreams are to one day come back home and give back to the society she comes from.“In the future eventually I will come back home and build up my name in the make-up industry as well as wanting to work in the Fashion and Film industry, working along with talented artists.”The budding make-up artist describes herself as a “simple person” and believes that within the next five years, “I will like to have my own make up team and create a big impression in the make-up industry.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

William T. Bruce, Sr. Is Dead

first_imgThe Bruce Family announces with profound regret the home going, in his 96th year, of Mr. William T. Bruce, Sr., Liberia’s first modern plumber.  He passed away at his home on 20th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia, on Friday, April 10, 2015.William T. Bruce, affectionately called “Borbor Bruce,” was born on March 5, 1919 in Plebo, Maryland County. He attended the Episcopal High School in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, graduating in 1942.  He later matriculated to Prairie View A&M University in Texas, where he studied professional plumbing.Upon his return home, he became Liberia’s first modern professional plumber with a college degree in the field.He served the Ministry of Public Works as Liberia’s first professional Chief Plumbing Inspector from 1958 to the late 1960’s.  Mr. Bruce was the founder and president of City Plumbing & Construction Services (CPCS), the largest Liberian-owned business of its kind in the 70’s & 80’s, and was the West African Distributor of all plumbing products from the manufacturer, Kohler of Wisconsin, U.S.A.William T. Bruce, Sr. was musically inclined long before his departure to the U.S. to study plumbing and sanitary engineering.  His musical ability was discovered while he was enrolled on St. John’s Mission and the Episcopal High School in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.  His musical colleagues were Hemmieh Jones, Sylvester Thomas, Alake Williams, and Ernest Jones. Following his graduation from The Episcopal High School in 1942, he left Robertsport for Monrovia, and eventually joined the famed Greenwood Singers; his contribution to the ensemble was his fantastic bass voice.  The Greenwood Singers were prominent in Monrovia, and were managed by Mr. Jacob Brown; they played and entertained at major venues such as the Sack Towers, the Executive Pavilion, and the Pavilion Mamarina.Several years ago President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf decorated him during an impressive investiture ceremony at the Foreign Ministry.His children, Glen Smith, Yatta Smith, Dada Smith and Moses Bruce, predeceased him.Mr. William T. Bruce, Sr. is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Mason-Bruce; his children, Ernest Bruce, William T. Bruce, Jr., (Watchen) Musu Bruce, Willa Bruce, Alma Bruce, Wilfred Bruce, Johnnie Smith, Roderick Smith and William Gibson; his sister, Dr. Ayele Ajavon Cox; his brother, Moses Bruce; eight grandchildren, Delores Maxwell, Quadayou Bruce-Thomas, William T. Bruce, III, Casandra Bruce-Lawson, Carlos Bruce, Gabriel Bruce, Sadia Bruce, & Kwaku Bruce; six great grandchildren, Taeshana Bruce, Ceecee Bruce, Anna Thomas, Pia Maxwell, Elon Thomas, Peyton Lawson; and many other relatives.The remains of Mr. William T. Bruce, Sr. will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral parlor on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. and taken to St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Rd. for three hours of wake keeping, from 6-9 p.m.The requiem mass will commence at St. Thomas at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. Interment will follow immediately at the Episcopal Church Cemetery on the St. John’s Campus in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgAs soon as we agreed on the fatality of Ebola Virus Disease, one of the first noticeable actions by the Government of Liberia was the closure of the education system. Sadly, this decision to close schools led to a big decline in school standards and eroded some of the pre-Ebola gains which includes but not limited to increasing school enrollment but saddled with dilapidated buildings, poor teaching tools and learning materials.Majority of our technical and in some instances, management and financial degrees are not considered employable, according to the Human Development Index (HDI) 2014 which measures key dimensions of being knowledgeable and having a decent standard of living, as well as years of schooling for adults, Liberia is ranked 175 and the trends since 1980 is not encouraging. The primary school dropout rate is at 32.23 percent and there is no information available for cross enrolment ratio for pre-primary and tertiary education.Our education system consistently struggles to achieve the scale and impact that could sustain the next generation beyond the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals for education. The condition of students in our schools are unbearable and we need to fix the structure, facilities, equipment and tools so as to catch-up with the digital age of technology.So where do we begin? Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia can begin by expanding and strengthening its peace clubs programme by brining young people to peace building and consolidation initiatives. Foundations, other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Governments and new corporate social responsibility (CSR) as well as wealthy individual donors all have roles to play in ensuring the rights of children and youth to education.While we do not advocate for donor dependency, we believe in the added value of globalization in our rights to education.Conflict resolution, the right to quality education and increased coverage in education demand in-depth knowledge of the complex dynamics at the level of early childhood education to the provision of tertiary education both within and outside the country.Young people can no longer remain just recipients and beneficiaries of education but advocates and contributors to education. We believe in the involvement of young people in the provision of functional education. The same principles should apply in the development of curriculum and educational tools that are relevant to our culture and level of development.MOP-Liberia is pleased to see the involvement of young people in research activities and their recommendations for the inclusion of civil education to the nation’s education curriculum for school children.The Ebola epidemic has brutally exposed the weakness of our healthcare system as well as the limitations of our rights to healthcare and it would be in our best interest to benefit from the lessons learned. We need to educate our children through the stories and information we provide them.Support the “Ebola Educates” Campaign in kind through your stories or with your generous cash donation.Until next week when we come to you with another article on: “Ebola Educates-The Right to Social Services,” Peace First, Peace above all else, May Peace prevail on earth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Has Eric Geso Ditched His Manager?

first_imgCatchy colloquia singer Eric Geso has ditched his manager Sonie Grant, according to multiples sources.Speaking to LIB Life, sources said for the past four and half weeks, the artist has neither communicated with nor responded to Sonie, “which clear shows that he no longer feels comfortable working with her.”To make matters worse, Eric released a single more than a week ago without her knowledge, “which has never be done before since she signed him,” our sources added.“Right now, the artist sees DJ Flexz as his manager. He communicates with Flexz on a day daily basis. He believes that Flexz is the one who is ready to help put his career in the spotlight; he often says that he owes Flexz everything, not Sonie.”The sources revealed that the only reason Eric is not coming public with this breakup news is that he knows that he is still signed to Sonie, “but the artist is doing everything possible to finalize the breakup.”They said “Eric and Flexz are very smart, both guys are playing their cards nicely and soon it will work out. We have tried to talk to Eric to reconsider his decision but he still insists that his mind is made up.“Action speaks louder than words. As we speak, things have deteriorated and Sonie was recently known to be trying to hire a lawyer to take issues against Eric. But due to some reasons, she did not. She is watching with an eagle’s eye. Right now, she is giving Eric the benefit of the doubt and sooner she will explode.”Meanwhile, the breakdown between Sonie Grant and DJ Flexz, who booked the artist for a month long Australia concert, stated when she alleged that Flexz dupe her of US$7,000 as the artist’s performance fees for the concert, which Flexz denied.However, in a Facebook exchange, Flexz agreed to pay the amount in two installments.When contacted, we couldn’t get Eric as his number was off. But his manager, Sonie, confirmed that she has not heard from him in a while.“He has released one song without my knowledge,” Sonie said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New hospital preps for construction season

first_imgPhoto: The site of the new Fort St. John Hospital remains covered with ‘blankets’ to keep the ground warm. Steal beams will begin going up here on Friday – Christine Rumleskie/ Up to 280 construction workers will be on-site in the upcoming months, scurrying to get the project contained, so that work can begin on the indoors during the winter months. By Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – As the snow begins to melt and the ground begins to thaw, the new Fort St. John Hospital project is gearing up for another construction season.Around 30 construction workers are currently prepping the site for a major transformation project, starting on Friday.Construction Project Manager David Gotfried says the construction plan is right on schedule.[asset|aid=2599|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=09e82fea59bc2046fa8e9c12e9bb243f-Gotfried 1_1_Pub.mp3] Large steel beams are going to be placed in the ground starting Friday. The beams will form the skeleton of the hospital, allowing workers to seal in the project in time for winter.Advertisement Photo: Work continues at the residential care facility on Thursday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.cacenter_img Photo: Construction workers measure some of the trenches on Thursday, at the site where the new residential care facility will be located – Christine Rumleskie/ Meanwhile, construction on the residential care facility also continues. Trenches have already been dug, to set up the perimeter of the wood-based building.Gotfried says the project has brought on local business J.D. Piling to begin working on the residential care facility.He says local businesses are key to the facility’s development.[asset|aid=2600|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=09e82fea59bc2046fa8e9c12e9bb243f-Gotfried 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

England youngsters beat USA on Rooney farewell

first_imgShould England avenge their heartbreaking World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia on Sunday at Wembley, Southgate’s men can build on the progress made by surpassing expectations in Russia this summer by qualifying for the semi-finals of the inaugural Nations League.“It’s my opinion that England are in very safe hands from what I’ve seen this week,” said Rooney.“The way they are being coached is brilliant, it’s a great group of young players who have a bright future.“They will go close to being the next team to bring a trophy back for England.”The decision to honour Rooney with a first cap for two years divided opinion.However, the biggest cheer of the night was reserved for the introduction of England’s greatest ever goalscorer just before the hour mark on his 120th international appearance.“It will live with me for a long time,” added Rooney.“It is something which created debate because it was the first time something like this happened, but it is the right thing to do for the players if you achieve and leave your mark on the England team.”England’s former captain was also honoured before kick-off with a guard of honour and the presentation of a plaque bearing a golden Three Lions badge by current skipper Harry Kane.“I asked Harry Kane to present me with the award because I believe he will beat my goalscoring record and I look forward to presenting him with the trophy,” added Rooney.Kane didn’t get the chance to add to his 19 international goals as Southgate prioritised keeping most of his key players fresh for Croatia’s visit on Sunday.“It has been a brilliant year no matter what happens on Sunday. We’ve had real shoots of progress and achieved some outstanding results,” said Southgate.“But everybody wants to get to a semi-final out of a very tough group so it would be a really big step forward.”As Rooney and Kane watched on from the bench for the first 45 minutes, Wilson was handed his chance to impress on his international debut, while Jadon Sancho was given his first start.England quickly put the game to bed with two goals in as many minutes midway through the first half as firstly Lingard received Dele Alli’s pass before curling high into the far corner.Sancho has quickly made a name for himself at Borussia Dortmund and the 18-year-old built on his fine Bundesliga form by teeing up Alexander-Arnold to drill his first international goal into the far corner.As planned, Rooney got the chance to add to his 53 international goals and was handed the captain’s armband one last time when he entered on 58 minutes.He didn’t get the fairytale ending as Brad Guzan made a fine save to the crowd’s dismay in stoppage time.However, Wilson did get his goal to cap a dream debut for the Bournemouth striker, who has battled through the lower leagues and two cruciate ligament injuries in both knees to make it to the international stage.Wilson got ahead of his marker to turn Fabian Delph’s cross in at the near post 13 minutes from time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wayne Rooney (left) celebrates with Callum Wilson (right) after Wilson scored his first international goal against the USA © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 16 – Wayne Rooney believes the future is bright for England as a youthful Three Lions eased past the United States 3-0 at Wembley on his international swansong on Thursday.Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and debutant Callum Wilson grabbed the goals in a dominant England display despite Gareth Southgate fielding a very inexperienced side.last_img read more

Two men remanded in custody in connection with €500,000 Letterkenny fire

first_imgTwo men charged in connection with a fire which caused €500,000 in Letterkenny have been remanded in custody until October 17th.Paul McGinley, 30 of Glen Hola, Gortahork and Owen McFadden, of Falcarragh, 40, appeared at Letterkenny Court this morning. Solicitor Frank Dorrian told the court that he was having issues securing independent bail sureties.Nine cars and two businesses were destroyed in the fire which broke out on Thursday morning last at 2am.Both men, who were charged with one charge of burglary and nine of criminal damage, will appear by videolink.Two men remanded in custody in connection with €500,000 Letterkenny fire was last modified: October 3rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfireletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgCLUB NOTES 09.07.2012The Ulster Final in Clones on the 22nd July is an all ticket game. Orders for tickets must be in with Nicola (087) 4150188 before 3pm this Thursday. Full range of prices are available from Nicola.The Senior and Reserve Team are scheduled to play away this Sunday to Naomh Conaill and both teams had good wins over Glenswilly last weekend in the League. There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot and next week it is €1700 . Drawn prizes were €50 – Oisin McShane. €30 – C McFadden, Glenswilly. €20 – . Bingo Jackpot next Sunday is €1600 on 47 numbers as there was no winner last weekend. Some of the winners were Ann Marie Campbell €180, E McShane €70, Brid Kennedy €100, Evelyn Boyle €75, Annie McGinley €75, Carmel McGinley €100, Una O’Gara €70. Club updates are available on the new club website The Kellogs Cul Camps will run in Towney on 16th-20th July. For more info contact P McShane (086) 2506443. Lotto sellers on Sat 14th July: Ross Brady, Cornelius Diver, Ciaran McGinley & Luke Carr. Sunday 15th July sellers are:Gavin O’Donell & Martin Byrne. GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgCounty Donegal athlete Brendan Boyce is set for the race of his life in the 50km walk at the London Olympic Games today.He may not be considered as a likely candidate to step on the podium by many.The young Milford man is against the best in the world in his sport but that certainly won’t phase Brendan. Brendan, who qualified for the Olympics with a personal best of 3.57.58 in Germany last September, was more than a minute inside the qualifying time.Brenan is already a winner in many Donegal people’s eyes having just qualified for the games.In the run-up to the London Olympics, Brendan kindly visited a number of schools to speak to younger pupils about sport and diet.Principal of Milford Vocational School, Ms Fiona Temple, said Brendan recently came into the school to talk about his career and to pass on some tips for a healthier lifestyle. “He was so done to earth and you would not have thought that he was training to represent Ireland at the Olympics.“He took lots of time out to chat to all the pupils and was genuinely interested in them,” she said.Brendan’s race starts at 9am. D-DAY ARRIVES AT LAST FOR DONEGAL’S 50K WALKER was last modified: August 11th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgSt. Michael’s GAA Club and Pieta House is once again hosting the Runegal 10K around Hornhead on this Saturday the 11th July at 11am with registration at the clubhouse from 9.30am.Horn HeadThis is one of the most challenging 10ks in Donegal taking in the breathtaking scenery of Hornhead one of the discovery points in the Wild Atlantic Way.This year there is the option of a 5K as well. The entry fee is €10 or €5 for under 16’s and shower facilities are available, everyone is welcome.ST MICHAELS TO HOST RUNEGAL THIS WEEKEND was last modified: July 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:10KRunegalSt Michaelslast_img read more